Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lua
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 861 881
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20 -30
Contract jobs citing Lua 18 8 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.008% 0.035%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.039% 0.019% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 27
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £275 £388 £259
90th Percentile £513 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +25.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Lua is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,769 41,366 42,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.46% 41.86% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,192 28,499 29,523
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 779 920
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £16.69 £15.79 £13.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Lua as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lua.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lua over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London 0 16 £425 +6.25% 3
England -29 11 £425 +6.25% 8
South East -10 7 £475 +18.75% 1
Scotland - 5 - - 1
East of England - 3 £300 -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Lua also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Lua.

1 13 (72.22%) Python
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) C++
4 9 (50.00%) C#
5 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
6 7 (38.89%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (27.78%) Ruby
7 5 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (27.78%) Android
7 5 (27.78%) Unix
7 5 (27.78%) Games
7 5 (27.78%) 3ds Max
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
7 5 (27.78%) Algorithms
7 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (22.22%) Machine Learning
8 4 (22.22%) Big Data
8 4 (22.22%) Deep Learning
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
8 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 4 (22.22%) Adobe
8 4 (22.22%) Scala
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (22.22%) Open Source
9 3 (16.67%) Augmented Reality

Lua
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) 3ds Max
2 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
3 3 (16.67%) Maya
4 2 (11.11%) Blender
4 2 (11.11%) LightWave 3D
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (5.56%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 2 (11.11%) Couchbase
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) HBase
2 2 (11.11%) Impala
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (11.11%) Redis
2 2 (11.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (27.78%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Games Developer
4 2 (11.11%) 3D Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Augmented Reality Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Chief Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Unity 3D Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Reality Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Android Developer
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (11.11%) Akka
3 2 (11.11%) Kafka
3 2 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Algorithms
1 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Android
1 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
2 7 (38.89%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (22.22%) Deep Learning
4 4 (22.22%) Machine Learning
4 4 (22.22%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 3 (16.67%) Game Development
5 3 (16.67%) Physics
6 2 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (11.11%) Information Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) IT Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Python
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) C++
4 9 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) Ruby
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) Scala
7 2 (11.11%) C
7 2 (11.11%) Clojure
7 2 (11.11%) Erlang
7 2 (11.11%) Go
8 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Flume
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Splunk